I was able to secure cheap college football tickets for a University of Iowa game and certainly wouldn’t mind returning to Kinnick Stadium where I once was on the Hawkeyes team.
But, I also wouldn’t mind turning a profit and trying selling the tickets. I had them in hand. It was also a nice learning opportunity about money for my 10-year-old. And we discussed the options.
They were printed tickets. Could I even sell them online? This quickly?
I checked the SeatGeek app and there was no function to do that. OK. Heading to Stubhub. They had a SELL TICKETS function right there in the app.
On the next screen you could find your event and then add your tickets.
How? Just scan the barcode and Stubhub ties into the Iowa football ticket office and puts a hold on the tickets. So you can’t use the printed ones unless you delete the listing.
It’s like scanning checks. You still have the check even after scanning it in your bank’s app, but you can’t deposit it twice.
Stubhub even makes recommendations on pricing and you can see if they list it as a good deal or not. The best deals show up higher.
I settled on a price that was right in the sweet zone per the app:
If my tickets sell, my payout would be $124, which is more than twice what I paid for them. So not unhappy with that at all.
And my plan was to delete the listing mid afternoon if they still hadn’t sold and go to the game.
Overnight they did sell though. And that was that. The money was being transferred to my PayPal account. PayPal takes no fee.
One thing I didn’t notice was that Stubhub would allow people to buy just one ticket. And then if the other one didn’t sell I could go by myself or let it go. That scenario wouldn’t have made me money and with PayPal fees I would have lost a couple bucks.
That didn’t happen and both tickets sold so no worries but something to think about.
For this purpose, the Stubhub experience was easy and great. I would highly recommend using the app to sell your tickets.